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FCC OKs SpaceX to Provide COMSAT-Based Broadband Services

The Federal Communications Commission has authorized SpaceX to provide satellite-based broadband services across the U.S. and the globe. The company proposed to use a constellation consisting of 4,425 satellites and was approved to do so with Ka (20/30 GHz) and Ku (11/14 GHz) band frequencies, FCC said Thursday. SpaceX’s non-geostationary-satellite orbit, fixed-satellite service constellation …

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NASA Schedules 8th SpaceX Resupply Mission Launch for Early April

NASA has announced the launch date of the newest resupply service mission of a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station as April 8. The launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will be the eighth delivery of supplies under SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, the …

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NASA, SpaceX Launch Third Cargo Resupply Mission to ISS; William Gerstenmaier Comments

NASA has sent approximately 2.5 tons of cargo to the International Space Station aboard Space Exploration Technologies‘ Dragon spacecraft as part of the agency’s $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract with the company. The agency said Friday that the Friday launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station marks SpaceX’s third delivery …

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Charles Bolden: NASA Opens Launch Pad for Use by SpaceX

NASA Kennedy Space Center has agreed to rent out its launch pad along Florida’s central east coast to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. for commercial launch activities. SpaceX will occupy, manage and maintain the Launch Complex 39A using its own funding for 20 years, NASA said Tuesday. “With nearly 50 missions …

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SpaceX Falcon Lifts Commercial Satellite Into Orbit

Space Exploration Technologies launched Tuesday a Falcon 9 rocket into space to deliver its first commercial satellite into orbit, Reuters reported. Irene Klotz writes the Merlin engine-powered rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:41 p.m. EST carrying its 7,000-pound payload, the SES-8. The SES-8 is a …

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Orbital Sciences, SpaceX Conclude NASA COTS Mission; Charles Bolden, Frank Culbertson Comment

NASA has concluded the Commercial Orbital Transportation Service program with participation from Orbital Sciences and Space Exploration Technologies. The two companies helped develop the rockets and spacecraft under the COTS initiative to design a budget space transport that can ferry supplies and humans from Earth to the International Space Station, NASA …

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